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Cat Power's Wanderer is on our shortlist of essential releases for Oct. 5. Julien Bourgeois hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 5: Cat Power And 7 Other Albums You Should Hear Now

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Brad Paisley performs at an inaugural ball for Barack Obama in January 2013. A few months later, Paisley's song "Accidental Racist" would make the country singer the focus of ridicule and satire. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Eric Church's new album, The Outsiders, comes out Feb. 11. John Peets/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Outsiders

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The Outsiders

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Hangin' Tuff: Eric Church Takes A Chance On 'The Outsiders'

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Eric Church, whose Chief topped the Billboard 200 album chart last week and is joined in the top 10 this week by three other country albums. John Peets/Courtesy of Capitol Records hide caption

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Country's New Guard Gets Back To Basics

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Eric Church in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/16/2008

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Eric Church in Studio on World Cafe - 11/07/2006

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